Treatment & Management | Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

Treatment & Management

  • Foot Care
    Appropriate footwear is important for people with CMT, but many patients struggle to find well-fitting shoes because of their high-arched feet and hammered toes. For this reason, custom-made shoes may be necessary. Large shoe stores ...
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  • Bracing
    Allard AFOs The Allard ToeOFF Family is one of the AFOs often recommended for those with CMT. People who use these devices have reported increased endurance while walking, the ability to walk more upright, more ankle ...
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  • Exercise and Physical Therapy
    The Importance of Physical Activity Although there is no cure for CMT at the present time, there are many therapies that can greatly improve life and function for CMT patients. The general advice for patients seeking ...
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  • Surgery
    After all options are considered, a patient may decide foot surgery is necessary. Many patients choose to stabilize their feet or to correct progressive problems. Such procedures include straightening and pinning the toes, lowering the ...
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  • Genetic Testing
    The CMTA does not endorse any form of genetic testing over others. The best way to decide which type of genetic testing is best for you is in consultation with your neurologist and a genetic ...
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  • Neurotoxic Medications
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